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The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Joe Hill, Joe Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

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The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Joe Hill, Joe Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

    Paul Tremblay on Writing Tips for Teachers, Great Editors, and Release Time Excitement

    Paul Tremblay on Writing Tips for Teachers, Great Editors, and Release Time Excitement

    In this podcast Paul Tremblay talks about Survivor Song, pandemics, film adaptations, and much more.



    [3:25] Survivor Song—this is not a fairytale it’s a song

    [6:25] Music listened to whilst composing Survivor Song

    [8:22] Ryan Whitley, via Patreon, asks about excitement at release time

    [11:21] Why Ramola is from South Shields

    [13:56] Matthew Henshaw, via Patreon, asks about co-authoring with another writer

    [17:57] Lord Mordi, via Patreon, asks for tips for teachers wanting to write

    [27:37] Joe Donley, via Patreon, asks about horrifying Math related incidents

    [29:50] Patrick Barb, via Patreon, asks about roles and writing routine during pandemic

    [33:16] Matthew Henshaw, via Patreon, asks about a surprising genre of fiction Paul likes

    [38:12] Scoliosis and knock on effects today

    [42:27] V R Weather, via Patreon, asks about the order for Growing Things

    [51:30] Best questions editors have asked Paul

    [53:33] What’s Paul working on now

    [56:50] Live readings

    [59:57] How’s Paul doing during the pandemic

    [1:02:39] Black artists Paul recommends

    [1:07:05] Things excited about

    [1:08:34] Connect with Paul

    [1:11:55] Next book



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-358-paul-tremblay-on-writing-tips-for-teachers-great-editors-and-release-time-excitement



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Paul Tremblay on Survivor Song, Pandemics, and Film Adaptations

    Paul Tremblay on Survivor Song, Pandemics, and Film Adaptations

    In this podcast Paul Tremblay talks about Survivor Song, pandemics, film adaptations, and much more.



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-357-paul-tremblay-on-survivor-song-pandemics-and-film-adaptations



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Todd Keisling on the Influence of Albert Camus, Hobbyist to Professional Writer Mindset, and Fan Connection in COVID-19 Climate

    Todd Keisling on the Influence of Albert Camus, Hobbyist to Professional Writer Mindset, and Fan Connection in COVID-19 Climate

    In this podcast Todd Keisling talks about the influence of Albert Camus, switching your mindset from hobbyist to professional writer, connecting with fans in the age of covid-19, and much more.



    [3:07] Donovan Candle/A Life Transparent

    [26:10] Haruki Murakami

    [28:04] Albert Camus, Chuck Palahniuk, and Columbine

    [36:34] Lucas Milliron, via Patreon, asks about hobbyist to professional mindset

    [45:20] Movie adaptations

    [50:20] Lucas Milliron, via Patreon, asks about connecting with fans in COVID-19 climate

    [1:10:34] What Todd hopes people say about him when he’s not in the room

    [1:11:27] Connect with Todd

    [1:13:33] Final thoughts



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-356-todd-keisling-on-the-influence-of-albert-camus-hobbyist-to-professional-writer-mindset-and-fan-connection-in-covid-19-climate



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Todd Keisling on Devil’s Creek, Growing up in South Eastern Kentucky, and Religion

    Todd Keisling on Devil’s Creek, Growing up in South Eastern Kentucky, and Religion

    In this podcast Todd Keisling talks about Devil’s Creek, growing up in South Eastern Kentucky, religion, and much more.



    [3:08] Early life lessons growing up in South Eastern Kentucky

    [12:25] Rumours about being a Satanist/treatment at school

    [17:15] Influence of religion in life and where Todd stands today

    [56:01] Is Devil’s Creek or Donovan Candle Todd’s most personal work



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-355-todd-keisling-on-devils-creek-growing-up-in-south-eastern-kentucky-and-religion



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Danielle Trussoni on Fiction vs. Nonfiction, Writing Routine, and Horror Writing Tips

    Danielle Trussoni on Fiction vs. Nonfiction, Writing Routine, and Horror Writing Tips

    In this podcast Danielle Trussoni talks about the differences between writing fiction and nonfiction, her writing routine, horror writing tips, and much more.



    [3:15] Lucas Milliron, via Patreon, asks about differences between writing fiction and nonfiction

    [6:03] Catholic upbringing and religious and spiritual beliefs today

    [9:05] Music and writing

    [10:43] Writing for fixed hours and writing routine

    [13:20] Pagan and earth rituals and the writing process

    [33:57] Dan Markowski asks about tips for writing that are specific to the horror genre

    [49:48] The most horror book Danielle has ever written

    [52:43] Writerly Podcast

    [55:32] Final thoughts



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-354-danielle-trussoni-on-fiction-vs-nonfiction-writing-routine-and-horror-writing-tips



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr
    Danielle Trussoni on The Ancestor, Exploring Tunnels in Vietnam, and Releasing a Book During Lockdown

    Danielle Trussoni on The Ancestor, Exploring Tunnels in Vietnam, and Releasing a Book During Lockdown

    In this podcast Danielle Trussoni talks about her latest novel The Ancestor, exploring tunnels in Vietnam, releasing a book during lockdown, and much more.



    [3:05] Life lessons learnt growing up in Wisconsin

    [8:57] Exploring tunnels in Vietnam

    [15:22] Father and Vietnam/Falling Through The Earth memoir

    [18:44] School shooting

    [23:16] Mental and physical strength and writing

    [26:32] Angelology series

    [33:04] France

    [40:04] The Ancestor

    [48:49] Releasing a book during lockdown

    [51:50] Interest in self publishing

    [52:40] Crypto-Z podcast

    [1:13:29] Research trip to write The Ancestor in Italy



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-353-danielle-trussoni-on-the-ancestor-exploring-tunnels-in-vietnam-and-releasing-a-book-during-lockdown



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

scannerdarkly ,

An essential horror podcast!

Hands down, This Is Horror is essential listening for any horror fan, and for anyone wanting to hear more about writing craft. Hosts Michael and Bob know their stuff as both horror fans and horror writers. The interviews they host with authors are each a unique deep dive into process, craft and the lives that horror writers live. Turn off the lights and start listening!

JP Fitch ,

Worthy of binge listening

As a writer of horror fiction I find The “This is Horror” podcast absolutely unmissable.

In depth interviews with creators, editors, and publishers are informative and entertaining. But this is not only a podcast for writers, but is instead essential listening for all fans of horror literature.

Kudos to Michael and Bob for what is now my favourite podcast to binge listen.

Adi Shotbolt ,

Great podcast.

This is Horror has everything you need. Great interviews, knowledgable hosts, humour and more. I highly recommend tuning in if you want to find out what's at the cutting edge of the horror genre.

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